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  1. Hi, and thanks in advance for any replies. My cartridge suggests a tracking weight of 2.0gms. My scale measures 1.93gms. I believe this scale is within 0.1 of a gram accuracy. Is this within tolerance, or should I try for more accuracy? Thanks
  2. Hi, I recognise that most people in this thread only use digital. But I would really like to introduce at least some of you to analogue, that is vinyl. I am a proud user of Senheiser 800S headphones, with balanced connections to a Sennheiser HDVA600 headphone amp. My analogue system is: Kuzma CAR 40 cartridge, connected to a 4point Kuzma arm, and a Kuzma StabiM turntable. Then through an RCM Theriaa phono stage into the Sennheiser amp and headphones. If anyone would like to hear how analogue (vinyl) sounds, please contact me. Paul
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    What DAC to buy?

    Hi Ophool, great to hear from you. I think she'll probably be using a phone and a laptop. Paul
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    What DAC to buy?

    Ha Ha, Thanks gz76. Unfortunately for you guys, I have only the one son. Actually, I bought the headphones and amp in about 2003, and I have just upgraded them. They have repaid the purchase price by giving me many, many hours of pleasure. Paul
  5. Hi, I am looking for a DAC without amplifier. My future daughter-in-law is just starting her journey into hi-fi. I have provided her with Sennheiser HD600 headphones, and a Musical Fidelity X-can v2 headphone amp. She will be going the digital route, hopefully with the highest quality digital files. So, what DAC should she look at? The budget will stretch to a max of $1000. Thanks in advance for any advice Paul
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    In praise of the Beatles vinyl box set

    Well OK, I have been chastised, and I am suitably chastened , but the above video should be chart-bound.
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    In praise of the Beatles vinyl box set

    Turntable. it would be good if you actually purchased the Beatles reissue vinyl, and listened to it yourself. However, I have listened to the White album, and I disagree with you. You rely on Fremer, and his views. Does Ringo really do what you say?!?! The White album is more than one of the Beatles. It is a wonderful kaleidoscope of sounds.
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    In praise of the Beatles vinyl box set

    Someone should take advantage of this price. I have the details in my account now, and it cost under $450, including shipping and bank fees. http://www.juno.co.uk/products/the-beatles-in-stereo-vinyl-box-set/472931-01/ I'm considering buying another set as an investment.
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    In praise of the Beatles vinyl box set

    I got mine from Juno records in the UK, link and price is at the end of the other thread.
  10. There is another thread here about this vinyl box set, but unfortunately it has rarely talked about the actual product. I received my box set today, and so far have listened to 6 albums. Firstly, I am listening through a Kuzma Stabi S/Stogi S with a ZYX 4D cartridge into an RCM Prelude then fully balanced into Meridian G02/G57 and output through Osborn Epitome speakers. In my opinion, this is a decent system which can discern good production from bad. The Beatles discs I have listened to so far have absolutely blown me away! The quality of this reissue is such that these albums could have been recorded very recently, not nearly 50 years ago! The soundstage is huge, the instrumentation and vocals are clear, and overall the sound is dynamic. I have been a fan of the Beatles since they started in the 60s, and I still have some of their original vinyl, but I have never heard them sound so good. I praise the producers/engineers of this reissue for doing a wonderful job. If you like the Beatles, this is a fabulous collection to hear them at their very best. The box set I have is the EU version. Paul
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    Beatles remastered boxset has arrived early

    If anyone's looking for this set, Juno in the UK has it for about $370 + $50 - 60 delivery by DHL (depends on exchange rate you get). here's the link: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/the-beatles-in-stereo-vinyl-box-set/472931-01/ Paul
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    Fleabay.......Simply Amazing

    Actually they weren't the same ones. The one on SNA was mine, and it sold on ebay for only $455! I saw the one that went for $1000+ and I was not happy. Mine even had a quality step down transformer and so was actually worth more. as you said. ebay is amazing, but sometimes it's amazingly good value as it was for the buyer of my GCPH link here http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/110911680019?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649#ht_668wt_1398 Paul
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    This may surprise you!

    At this late stage of the thread I guess I need to confess that not only do I use the Zerodust, but I also apply Last's Stylast after every side. Paul
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    This may surprise you!

    touche DaveR Missing an acute accent